Albany Bureau Chief,  New York Daily News

37

Kenneth Lovett


Last Year's Rank: 44

Change: +7

Counsel to the Governor

36

Alphonso David


Last Year's Rank:

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Host, “Capital Tonight

35

Liz Benjamin


Last Year's Rank: 40

Change: +5

President and CEO,  Partnership for New York City

34

Kathryn Wylde


Last Year's Rank: 25

Change: -11

President, Building and Construction Trades Council

33

Gary LaBarbera


Last Year's Rank: 31

Change: -2

Assembly Majority Leader

32

Joseph Morelle


Last Year's Rank: 21

Change: -11

CEO, Metropolitan  Public Strategies

31

Neal Kwatra


Last Year's Rank: 52

Change: +21

Senate Deputy Majority Leader

30

Thomas Libous


Last Year's Rank: 20

Change: -10

President, Hotels Trades Council

29

Peter Ward


Last Year's Rank: 38

Change: +9

President and CEO, Empire State Development

28

Howard Zemsky


Last Year's Rank: 73

Change: +45

Founder and Chairman, Related Companies

27

Stephen Ross


Last Year's Rank: 37

Change: +10

President, CSEA

26

Danny Donohue


Last Year's Rank: 34

Change: +8

Venture Capitalist; Investment Banker

25

Kenneth Langone


Last Year's Rank: 33

Change: +8

Former Secretary to the Governor

24

Steven Cohen


Last Year's Rank: 24

Change: 0

President, New York State AFL-CIO

23

Mario Cilento


Last Year's Rank: 28

Change: +5

Regional Managing Partner, Wilson Elser

22

Kenneth Shapiro


Last Year's Rank: 29

Change: +7

Chairman, ABNY; CEO,  Rudin Management Company

21

William Rudin


Last Year's Rank: 27

Change: +6

State Senator, Independent Democratic Conference Leader

20

Jeffrey Klein


Last Year's Rank: 6

Change: -14

Managing Director,  SKDKnickerbocker

19

Jennifer Cunningham


Last Year's Rank: 26

Change: +7

U.S. Senator

18

Kirsten Gillibrand


Last Year's Rank: 11

Change: -7

Superintendent, State Department  of Financial Services

17

Benjamin Lawsky


Last Year's Rank: 36

Change: +19